For many years St Laurence has run a programme of Outdoor Education and associated activities. It is aimed to challenge students beyond the classroom environment and offer development through the years. The main areas covered are:
Year 7 Challenge and Team Building Day
The Year 7 Challenge and Team Building Day in October is the first experience of Outdoor Education at St Laurence. The day is organised and delivered by the Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team. The emphasis of the day is building relationships through team building activities. Students take part in a variety of team building activities with the rest of their Learning Group. These activities include raft building, search and rescue, mental problem solving, physical problem solving and a survival challenge. The day is a wonderful opportunity for students to get to know one another and to learn in a very different type of classroom to the one they are used to!
Year 8 – Black Rock Residential
This is a purpose built activity week for St Laurence in the Quantocks. We have been visiting the Centre for nearly 20 years and this has built into a really challenging experience where students have the opportunity to participate in High and Low ropes, Archery, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Climbing and Caving as well as a series of problem solving and team building activities. We stay at Hill House, a large Georgian building, not far from Bridgewater, which offers a very flexible programme in superb surroundings. Again, this is a residential trip that we encourage the whole of the year group to participate.
Years 9-13 – The Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) programme at St Laurence School is open to all students in Years 9 -13. Please see the download section below for all forms and relevant information related to the DofE programme.